WhatsApp users have long asked the developers of the messenger to develop an in-app mechanism for transferring chats from iOS to Android and vice versa. In April, it became known that WhatsApp is working on this feature. Four months later, it debuted alongside the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3 presented today.
The announcement was made today during the Galaxy Unpacked event. The feature to transfer WhatsApp chats from iPhone was introduced as one of the features of the new smartphones. IPhone owners who decide to upgrade to Samsung’s new products will be able to completely transfer their WhatsApp chat history, including attached photos and videos.
Transferring WhatsApp chats will be rolled out to other Samsung Galaxy smartphones running Android 10 and newer in the coming weeks. It will eventually become available on third-party Android devices, although WhatsApp does not say when this will happen.
A Lightning to USB-C cable is required to transfer chats from iPhone to Galaxy Z Fold3 or Galaxy Z Flip3. Wireless data transfer is not available.